Caption The Caption: The Washington Post Mistakes Malcom X For Obama

Via Gawker
, the Washington Post made the regrettable mistake of captioning a photo of late activist Malcom X with the caption “Obama touts wind energy in Iowa.” The publication’s website was slated to run a separate story about one of Malcolm X’s shooters gaining parole, and, apparently, mixed up either the captions or images for these two articles.

This is potentially the kind of mistake that makes a person cringe so hard she dislocates a shoulder. Then again, they didn’t mistake Malcolm X for an ironically bespectacled hipster wearing a jaunty ensemble to a warehouse party in Bushwick, so. We’re sure Zombie Malcolm is grateful for small miracles.

Publish date: April 27, 2010 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT